Expert Lovers – “Tantrum”


“Tantrum” is an invigorating rocker from Expert Lovers, comprised of members from NYC and Los Angeles. The track touts a number of catching twists and turns. A contemplative alt-rock sound appears at first, with fluid guitar work transitioning swiftly into a fierce, distortion-heavy onslaught. The first minute alone shows a fun, eclectic pull — solidified even further by the synth-laden “get down,” hook around 01:30. “I really feel it now,” singer/guitarist Evan Bakker lets out thereafter, with riveting guitar tones reminding fondly of Queens of the Stone Age. “Just follow me into the garden,” he sings amidst a lusher, acoustic-tinged display, then turning into a satisfying, rock-forward conclusion. “Tantrum” captivates with an ever-changing, melodic rock sound throughout.

“Tantrum” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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